LAHORE: The second Diabetes Nurse Education Programme held at Lahore General Hospital (LGH) ended on Sunday. More than 50 nurses from city hospitals participated in the training course and were awarded certificates.
Prof Mahmood Ali Malik, a former principal of King Edward Medical College, was the chief guest at the certificate distributing ceremony. Prof Ghayasun Nabi Tayyab, sugar specialist Dr Imran Hassan Khan, LGH Nursing School principal Ishrat Ishaque and other doctors were present on the occasion.
Prof Malik said that close to 10 per cent Pakistanis were suffering from diabetes and if a rigorous awareness campaign about diabetes was not launched, the figure would rise up to 20 per cent by 2025. He said physical exercise and a balanced diet can be effective preventive measures against diabetes. He said that nursing staff and paramedics must also be well educated of diabetes treatment procedures. Prof Malik lauded the LGH administration for launching a website about dengue and termed it an effective step against the virus.
Diabetes specialist Dr Imran Hassan Khan said that the Sugar Centre established at the LGH had been computerised so that patients’ data could be saved. He said all the patients using the Sugar Foot Care System were being provided with free of cost facilities.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 26th, 2012.
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